The Biology of the Coleoptera

The Biology of the Coleoptera

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Author: R. A. Crowson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483217604

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The Biology of the Coleoptera covers the branches of modern biology of Coleoptera. The book discusses the biological study of beetles; some skeletal peculiarities and the internal structures of the adults. The text also describes some structural features of larvae and pupae; food, digestion and the alimentary canal; and blood, osmoregulation, reserves, excretion and endocrine organs. The locomotion, respiration and energetics; the senses; and the cuticular properties, appearance, color and luminosity are also considered. The book further tackles the adult and larval behavior; the development and life-cycles; and the cytology and genetics. The text also looks into water beetles; special habitats; predation and defence; and symbiotic and parasitic relations. The ecological triangle: beetles, fungi and trees; and herbivorous beetles are also looked into. The book also discusses the role of beetles as ecological indicators; and the evolutionary history of beetles. Entomologists, ecologists, and biologists will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Chapter 1 Introduction: The Study of Beetles

    Chapter 2 Some Skeletal Peculiarities of the Adults

    Chapter 3 Internal Structures of the Adults

    Chapter 4 Some Structural Features of Larvae and Pupae

    Chapter 5 Food, Digestion and the Alimentary Canal

    Chapter 6 Blood, Osmoregulation, Reserves, Excretion and Endocrine Organs

    Chapter 1 Locomotion, Respiration and Energetics

    Chapter 8 The Senses

    Chapter 9 Cuticular Properties, Appearance, Colour and Luminosity

    Chapter 10 Adult and Larval Behaviour

    Chapter 11 Development and Life-cycles

    Chapter 12 Cytology and Genetics

    Chapter 13 Water Beetles

    Chapter 14 Special Habitats

    Chapter 15 Predation and Defence

    Chapter 16 Symbiotic and Parasitic Relations

    Chapter 17 An Ecological Triangle: Beetles, Fungi and Trees

    Chapter 18 Herbivorous Beetles

    Chapter 19 Geographical Distribution and Conservation: Beetles as Ecological Indicators

    Chapter 20 Evolutionary History of Beetles

    Chapter 21 Epilogue


    Taxonomic Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 814
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483217604

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